The Grieg Lodge is excited to announce that in February, Lawrence Howard will
retell the amazing story, Polar Opposites: Roald Amundsen-RF Scott, and the Race
for the Pole.
Polar Opposites recounts heroic and tragic events in Antarctica one hundred years ago. Scott and his four companions fought their way to the Pole only to find the Norwegian flag flying there: Amundsen had beaten him by five weeks. Crushed by disappointment, utterly exhausted and short on food and fuel, Scott and his companions froze and starved to death on the return journey, just eleven miles from a huge cache of provisions and supplies. This a tale of the agony and the ecstasy, of accomplishment and failure, of a glorious victory overshadowed by an even more glorious defeat.
NOTE: Listener discretion is advised. Due to the nature of the material influenced by a hostile environment, this event is intended for an audience of 17 or older; if younger, accompanied by guardian.
Tickets onsite now!
February 23, 2018